Kellogg Community College will celebrate Giving Tuesday Nov. 30 with a donation drive to help address student food insecurity on campus.
Join the fundraiser at KCC’s North Avenue campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center. Every student that donates $1 will get a free cookie!
Among the goals for the initiative are to see at least 100 students donate at least $1 during the campaign; the first $100 raised by students will be matched by an anonymous donor. Donors have also committed to match the first $700 donated by non-student employees or community members.
Donations can be made in person at the KCC Foundation offices (Roll Building Suite 301) outside of those hours, or online at kellogg.edu/donate.
KCC hopes to raise at least $2,000 to support two specific food insecurity initiatives at the College:
- Bruin Baskets, a campus food pantry initiative that provides free grab-and-go snacks for students at a half dozen stations on campuses in Battle Creek and Coldwater
- Fresh Food Distribution, a partnership with the South Michigan Food Bank that provides free fresh produce, baked goods and protein items to community members during a pickup event the last Tuesday of each month on campus in Battle Creek
You can donate to any Bruin Basket at any time. If you would rather donate the items directly, the most in-demand items at the Bruin Baskets are Easy Mac, Cup Noodles, granola bars, trail mix, applesauce pouches, popcorn (pre-popped), crackers and oatmeal (microwaveable), as well as bowls, napkins and disposable cutlery.
For more information about Giving Tuesday at KCC or to donate to Giving Tuesday initiatives to address food insecurity on campus, visit kellogg.edu/donate. For more information about Giving Tuesday, visit givingtuesday.org.